The talk will describe the generation of an optical pulse where the spectrum is sufficiently broad that the waveform is a single cycle in length, and where the temporal shape of this waveform may be synthesized. Specifically, we report the generation of a train of single-cycle optical pulses with a pulse width of 1.6 fs, a pulse separation of 11 fs, and a peak power of 1 MW.

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